Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9492
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Barratt , Alexandra.
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  • Title: Stabant matres dolorosae: Women as Readers and Writers of Passion Prayers, Meditations, and Visions [The author surveys late medieval writings on Christ's passion from Richard Rolle, the anonymous "Faits and the Passion of our Lord Jesu Christ," Eleanor Hull's translation, Margery Kempe, and Julian of Norwich. With the exception of the last author, the writers all aim at generating strong emotions in order to prompt contrition and reformed behavior. Only Julian emphasizes the joy and love of the Passion and encourages her reader to contemplate new ideas through positive theological metaphors. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Broken Body: Passion Devotion in Late-Medieval Culture.  Edited by A. A. MacDonald, H. N. B. Ridderbos, and R. M. Schlusemann.  Mediaevalia Groningana, vol. 21. Egbert Forsten, 1998.  Pages 55 - 71.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Affective Piety Devotional Literature Faits and the Passion of Our Lord Jesu Christ, Middle English Devotional Work Written by an Unknown Woman for a Nun Hull, Eleanor, Mystic Jesus Christ- Passion in Literature Julian of Norwich, Mystic Kempe, Margery, M
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Waikato, New Zealand
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9069801116